animosity


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deep-seated hatred, as between longtime opponents or rivals

Synonyms for animosity

a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility

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And thus doth it roll stones out of animosity and ill-humour, and taketh revenge on whatever doth not, like it, feel rage and ill-humour.
Which is the more flattering exaction it is hard to say; but there is the fact that in listening for upwards of twenty years to the sea-talk that goes on afloat and ashore I have never detected the true note of animosity. I won't deny that at sea, sometimes, the note of profanity was audible enough in those chiding interpellations a wet, cold, weary seaman addresses to his ship, and in moments of exasperation is disposed to extend to all ships that ever were launched - to the whole everlastingly exacting brood that swims in deep waters.
But when the field became thin by the numbers on either side who had yielded themselves vanquished, had been compelled to the extremity of the lists, or been otherwise rendered incapable of continuing the strife, the Templar and the Disinherited Knight at length encountered hand to hand, with all the fury that mortal animosity, joined to rivalry of honour, could inspire.
It was clear last night that this barbed the point of Provis's animosity."
Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question.
As Vittore Branca has pointed out, however, Boccaccio's mercantile novel was also sensitive to regional animosity, especially that between Venice and Florence: "Venice, resounding with trade, suspicious and jealous of the Florentines, is sketched through a veil of scornful animosity with its customary 'escutcheon' of corruption, disloyalty, and garrulous frivolity, which was well known in Tuscan business circles and surely confirmed by Boccaccio's friends from Romagna" (41).
Secondly, the personal animosity seething just below the surface among many of Mr Blair's colleagues makes it difficult to envisage a time when the Cabinet will be able to agree on a united, coherent vision.
Today, owner-occupiers and renters live in an awkward truce, with animosity bubbling up between them more and more.
Asked about this in an NBC interview, Hall jokingly remarked, "If you don't beat him in the pool, you beat him in the parking lot." His playful tone and genial demeanor hardly made a case for genuine animosity. NBC wanted Popov to be a villain; proper melodrama needs villains.
The announcement took members of TBT's board of directors, its dancers, and its staff by surprise, despite months of rumors that animosity between management and dancers was escalating.
He argues that little animosity existed toward either group locally and that the government's persecution of both groups upset many inhabitants and led some residents to express sympathy and solidarity with the victims.
Part of this animosity, however, is probably inherent in the relationship between lawyer and client.
Kuti said the main cause of the ethnic animosity was the protracted border row between the two counties.
New Delhi -- The Modi Government has taken its animosity to highest notch towards Pakistan as it has summoned here ministers meeting to take a decision whether to withdraw or otherwise the Status of Most Favorite Nation (MFN) given to Pakistan.
Meanwhile, animosity claimed a life of old aged person when two people of opponent group shot him dead here at Kohat-Hagu railway track.